Alleged Forgery: Court shifts Saraki, Ekweremadu’s case to Sept 28

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The trial of the Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki, his deputy, Ike Ekweremadu and two others, over the alleged forgery of the Senate standing order 2015, has been postponed to September 28, due to annual recess of the Judiciary.

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Following the commencement of the vacation, the Federal Capital Territory High Court, Jabi division said the trial could not hold.

The commencement of the vacation and the adjournment were communicated to the court by the Assistant Director of Litigation, Affikum, after lawyers in the matter had agreed on the September 28 date.

Although, the court did not sit, Saraki, Ekweremadu, a former Clerk of the National Assembly, Salisu Abubakar Maikasuwa and the Deputy Clerk, Benedict Efeturi, who are defendants in the case, were present in court with their lawyers and sympathisers.

The four defendants are standing trial before Justice Aliu Yusuf on a two-count charge.